Chris Thompson, RB Washington Redskins

General Info

  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 192 lbs
  • DOB: 10-20-1990
WAS Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Skins Beat: Samaje Perine now team's most experienced RB

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 9:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Samaje Perine, the rookie fourth-round pick, is now the Redskins’ most experienced back.

Chris Thompson (leg) and Rob Kelley (ankle) both have been placed on injured reserve during the last week. Mack Brown, who opened on the active roster, had to be cut to make room for an offensive line dealing with injuries to four starters. Matt Jones was released in the final cuts. Keith Marshall tore his ACL early in training camp.

That leaves Perine. The Redskins signed Byron Marshall a week ago off Philadelphia’s practice squad. They do have LeShun Daniels on the practice squad and could promote him.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Marshall is expected to play on third downs because he's a former WR and has experience running routes and catching passes. But, it's going to be tough to expect Marshall to help in pass blocking. Perine should get a majority of the early down runs from this point forward. The story pointed out that outside of two games, the Skins won't face a lot of tough rushing defenses which will surely make Perine a popular pickup off the wire this week.

Scouting Report

Week 11 at New Orleans Saints

This has the making of a shootout for Washington's offense, as Vegas has placed the second-highest total on this game for Week 11 at 51 points. Despite being underdogs, Washington is still in the top half of implied team totals this week. In the backfield, Rob Kelley is on IR, leaving room for Chris Thompson to get some more touches but likely not a large number of carries, as rookie Samaje Perine will assume early-down work. However, odds are Washington will be playing from behind in this game. Consider Thompson a high-end RB2 in PPR formats but still viable in standard leagues as well with Rob Kelley out of the picture.

2017 Strength of Schedule - WAS
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
4
PHI
29
@LAR
27
OAK
6
@KC
BYE32
SF
4
@PHI
25
DAL
8
@SEA
3
MIN
22
@NO
26
NYG
25
@DAL
30
@LAC
13
ARI
7
DEN
26
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1PHI34001.334521513.0011.615.630/6347.6%
2@LAR3772025.67329079.6722.625.629/7140.8%
3OAK838004.7561501725.0024.830.828/6841.2%
4@KC623013.8314024.000.71.726/5052.0%
5BYE--------------
6SF1633002.0641050526.2513.817.845/7460.8%
7@PHI738005.43526155.2012.417.437/6457.8%
8DAL418014.50876099.507.415.447/5979.7%
9@SEA420005.00411062.753.17.133/6352.4%
10MIN926002.893410713.676.79.745/7560.0%
11@NO417004.251161116.009.310.318/6926.1%
Per game6.4029.400.200.204.593.9051.000.405.4013.0811.2415.1433.80/65.6051.84%
Totals64294224.593951045413.08112.4151.4338/65651.84%
Previous Games vs. NYG
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201617NYG35001.67637086.174.210.231/5556.36%
20163@NYG623003.831-702-7.001.62.634/7147.89%
201512NYG27003.5019019.001.62.610/7114.08%
20153@NYG2290014.508571117.1214.622.639/7750.65%
Average3.2516.000.000.005.884.0024.000.255.503.825.509.5028.50/68.5042.25%

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